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Table 2 Child socio-demographic, feeding and health status living in Wolaita District, South Ethiopia, 2015 (N = 605)

From: Child development and nutritional status in 12–59 months of age in resource limited setting of Ethiopia

VariableResidenceTotal (frequency (%))
Urban (frequency (%))Rural (frequency (%))
Sex of the childMale96 (50.0)211 (51.09)307 (50.7)
Female96 (50.0)202 (48.51)298 (49.3)
Age of the childToddler (1-3 years)90 (46.88)223 (53.00)313 (51.74)
Preschool (3-5 years)102 (52.12)190 (47.00)292 (48.26)
Order of birth for the childFirst child45 (23.44)179 (43.34)224 (37.0)
Second53 (27.6)99 (23.97)152 (25.1)
Third and forth52 (27.08)88 (21.31)140 (23.1)
Above 5th42 (21.88)47 (11.38)89 (14.7)
Ever breast feedYes188 (97.92)411 (99.51)599 (99.00)
No4 (2.08)2 (0.49)6 (1.00)
Time to initiating breast feed from delivery (N = 599)Within 1 h108 (56.84)290 (70.39)398 (66.11)
Above 24 h21 (11.06)26 (6.31)47 (7.81)
Within 24 h61 (32.11)96 (23.30)157 (26.08)
Currently on Breast Feeding (N = 599)Yes69 (36.51)165 (40.24)234 (39.07)
No120 (63.49)245 (59.76)365 (60.93)
Initiation of complementary feeding (N = 599)Early initiation (< 6 months)3 (1.59)19 (4.63)22 (3.67)
At 6 months151 (79.89)341 (83.17)492 (82.14)
Late initiation (> 6 months)35 (18.52)50 (12.20)85 (14.19)
Was child sick in the past 2 weeksYes52 (27.08)91 (22.03)143 (23.6)
No140 (72.92)322 (77.97)462 (76.4)
Fully immunizedYes179 (93.23)399 (96.61)578 (95.5)
No13 (6.77)14 (3.39)27 (4.5)
Medical problem of childYes3 (1.56)3 (0.73)6 (1.0)
No189 (98.44)410 (99.27)599 (99.0)
History of accidentYes2 (1.04)6 (1.45)8 (1.3)
No190 (98.96)407 (98.55)597 (98.68)
Place of deliveryHome with relatives81 (42.19)91 (22.03)172 (28.4)
Home with traditional birth attendant26 (13.54)19 (4.6)45 (7.4)
Government health facility83 (43.23)283 (68.52)366 (60.5)
Private health facility2 (1.04)20 (4.84)22 (3.6)
Type of delivery (N = 388)Spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD)68 (80.00)258 (85.71)326 (84.46)
Cesarean section (CS)6 (7.06)17 (5.65)23 (5.96)
Instrumental delivery10 (11.76)26 (8.64)36 (9.33)
Was the child term at deliveryYes190 (98.96)411 (99.52)601 (99.34)
No2 (1.04)2 (0.48)4 (0.66)
Maternal medical complicationYes23 (11.98)38 (9.20)61 (10.08)
No169 (88.02)375 (90.80)544 (89.92)
Anti-natal care (ANC) follow upYes141 (73.44)351 (84.99)492 (81.3)
No51 (26.56)62 (15.01)113 (18.68)
Dietary food frequency> = 3107 (55.73)331 (80.15)438 (72.4)
< 385 (44.27)82 (19.85)167 (27.6)
Dietary diversity score> = 479 (41.15)282 (68.28)361 (59.67)
< 4113 (58.85)131 (31.72)244 (40.33)